(Note: The video linked below in this post has Strong Violent Content. Do Not Watch if you are Faint of Heart or Sensitive.)
Humans sometimes can be as low and barbaric in reality as these words mean in a dictionary. You might think this, at first, an
overstatement about the most “advanced” form of life, as they have been called. But what has been reported from Brazil lately is more than enough to attest the intensity of the statement in question.
The incident caught on tape was viewed in this shocking video of a man killing a dog in vegetation off the road. The bleeding dog is seen crying in helplessness, fear, and pain while the shirtless man clubs it repeatedly on its head and muzzle, as another guy tapes the video from above. The dog soon dies after repeated fatal blows by the killer while both the killer and the guy videotaping the murder laugh as if enjoying the act.
Blogs in Portugese, dated April 23rd, inform that the incident happened in North Limoeiro and the dog killer in the video is has been identified by the police; however, they are not revealing his identity and calling him a supposed name of Antonio Medeiros; while his son taped the incident. The blog also tells that the blood was spilled just “for fun”. The victimized dog is said to be owned by a lady named Ivone Maria of Pond Carnaúbas who, upon identifying the dead body of her pet, went to the civil police in North Limoeiro to “file a complaint” against her neighbor, who according to her account was the one committing the horrid act.
However, as reported previously from this country, police hardly takes interest in doing their duty. Here too, they kept prevaricating on the woman’s report until several visits were made to the police station by the lady and an outrage started in the city when the video was posted on blogs and citizens started reacting. At the time of the latest blog about the killing, the killer was still at large even though the police knew about his identity.
While updates will be provided on availability from Brazil, to remind readers, North Limoeiro is the same Limoeiro do Norte whose hotels keep inviting foreign tourists to stay there and enjoy their travel and the beauty of its flower bouquets is praised on flower-selling websites.
How enjoyable can it be staying in a place where police doesn’t arrest sadistic killers of helpless, innocent animals? How beautiful are its flowers, red in the blood of victims of brutality and stinking of it? These and many questions can be raised and should be raised now, for silence over murder is akin to playing accomplice in the crime.
At the moment, only a handful of caring people, like those running Dogs in Brazil, are working for helping the troubled, victimized dogs in the country and a lot more needs to be done to save the canines from human neglect and cruelty in the country.
* There is hearsay that the video of the killing reported above may be removed soon. Houston News will use the video for its record and/for for possible use in any updates on the issue.